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Where to follow news about Japan

Like many, I’ve been sending my thoughts, prayers, and donations to resources related to Japan this week. The scale of the devastation is hard to comprehend. While CNN and other stations seem to have woken up and the NYTimes has been fantastic, these days you can get local news when an event occurs from anywhere in the world, translated to English. The following two sources of news I’ve been following all week long:

Kyodo News

NHK World

On Twitter:

@martyn_williams

@TimeOutTokyo

In addition, the following Metafilter conversations have been powerful reminders that simple software, with strong community participation and active, thoughtful guidance, is the secret sauce to grow a discourse online:

On the nuclear crisis

On the earthquake and tsunami

On helping

Here are some additional links to check out:

Google’s Crisis Response

Rafe Colburn has additional links

CrisisWiki: 2011 Sendai Japan Earthquake and Tsunami